The Australian Thai Chamber of Commerce requests the pleasure of your company at a creative industries exchange. The exchange brings together Thai and Australian professionals from a diverse cross-section of creative businesses and aims to stimulate discussion related to doing business in the creative industries in Thailand and to foster stronger Thai – Australian business relationships.
Owner – Native Media Ltd, Co-Founder – Serendipity Media Thailand, Co-Founder – NJMedia People, Chairman – Blue Mango Publishing Company Limited
Nigel Oakins is a respected media figure in Asia with extensive interests in managing director level and above in publishing and consultancy. His successful operational and management track record, together with his experience with Bangkok Post, IHT and Sing Tao Group throughout all major markets in Asia is unparalleled and makes him a natural leader of media based businesses in Asia.
Partner Ecofuture Company Limited, Managing Director Ministry of Space Company Limited, Architect / Design Director / MD Duangrit Bunnag Architect Limited
Thai architect Duangrit Bunnag’s work is recognizable by strong, simple lines that create a continuity between the outdoors and indoors, such as the resorts Costa Lanta in Krabi and the Naka Phuket. He has recently attracted the admiration of Bangkok’s young, hipster set with the Jam Factory, an artsy outpost that opened its doors in December 2013 and quickly became the go-to meeting spot for creative types of all stripes. By hosting art exhibits, film festivals and parties at its Klongsan location, the Jam Factory is inspiring interest in the working-class neighborhood on what used to be the “wrong” side of the Chao Phraya River that cuts through the city. (Source: The Wall Street Journalhttp://www.wsj.com/articles/thai-architect-duangrit-bunnag-on-life-in-bangkok-1417080242 )
Atinuj (Atty) Tantivit
Jeweller, Curator, Owner and Director of Atta Gallery , Founder of The Arts Hop Bangkok
Born and raised in Bangkok Atty has been making hand-made contemporary studio jewellery under the brand La Chiocciolina since 2007. In 2009 she completed a conceptual design course in Italy and in August 2010, opened ATTA Gallery, the first contemporary art jewellery gallery in Bangkok. Atty is a young pioneer who has forged new directions in jewellery design and exhibition styles with ATTA Gallery. Through ATTA Gallery, Atty has provided a creative hub, which fosters established and emerging artists, both local and international. She encourages artists to have a voice and to exhibit their art forms and change the way people perceive jewellery in a modern and changing world. Atty has presented as a guest speaker in Australian Universities and collaborated with Australian Galleries.
Visual artist, Curator, Lecturer Bangkok University
Giles Ryder is an Australian artist, curator and lecturer who has collaborated with contemporary artists in Thailand since 2010. He has worked as the guest Artist at Naresuan University and as the recipient of the Asia Pacific Fellowship in 2011, undertook a residency with the National Museum of Contemporary Art Seoul, Korea, which saw him develop projects with Chiang Mai University - Light Space Projects, with support from the Australia Thailand Institute. In 2013, he developed a second Light Space Project – ‘Rituals of Exhibition’ in partnership with KMITL, Bangkok and Phayao University and H Gallery. Giles is currently undertaking an Asialink Arts Residency with Ne’ Na Contemporary Artspace, Chiang Mai.
Video Artist and Director the Ferry Gallery
Vatanajyankur is a Thai-Australian video artist and director of The Ferry Gallery (Bangkok). She is currently represented by Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia. Vatanajyankur graduated from BA Fine Arts with Distinction at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in 2011. With support from The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Vatanajyankur has high aims and expectations to initiate a global creative exchange in Thailand through cross collaboration with international artists and organization and to be a pioneer in art tourism in Thailand through the innovation of the “art cruise” concept of creative experience.
Rapee (RJ) Rojvirasingh
Founder Mad Appe Development
Entrepreneur Rapee (RJ) Rojvirasingh graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney with a Master of Commerce in Marketing in 2011 and is the founder of Mad Appe Development offering complete digital marketing solutions such as Mobile Application, Website and Social App design and development. He is driven by the desire to “change the face of Digital Marketing in Thailand”
Strategy Director at Brand New Day Asia
Where the right and left brains have equal impact…
- Experienced professional in the field of communications - conceptual creative, copywriting, and strategy
- Analytical and creative thinker
- Quick-thinking problem solver with the ability to focus on the bigger picture and long-term potential of strategies and solutions
- Sharp eye for detail, because details make the difference to outcomes, big and small.
The activity received funding from Austrade as part of the Asian Business Engagement Plan